The functions of IMPO, as envisaged as part of WMO-IITM Agreement, include the following:

IMPO functions include planning and coordinating meetings, arranging teleconferences for the Panel Members as well as the regional working groups of the Monsoons Panel, for Asian-Australian Monsoons, African Monsoons and the American Monsoons.

Other activities of IMPO include support to the newsletters of WMO, WWRP and WCRP on monsoon-relevant matters, development and maintenance of the Monsoons Panel web pages cataloguing current monsoon research initiatives, information and resource relevant for the international monsoon community. This office also disseminates the latest information on WWRP/WCRP monsoon activities to the meteorological and oceanographic communities in the host country as well as in the region.